Monday, May 4, 2009

Connex - OVER 1 in 10 late

More trains running late: report
Posted Fri May 1, 2009 3:09pm AEST

More than one in every 10 Connex trains ran late last month. The latest figures
from Connex show that only about 88 per cent of Melbourne's trains ran on time
in April.

Last April about 91 per cent of trains ran on time.

Connex spokesman John Rees says the key reason for the poor punctuality is the speed restrictions on its Siemens trains entering platforms.

But he says a solution is imminent.

"We now know that the brakes on the Siemens trains are not at fault, it is something to do more with the adhesion factor between the rail and the wheels of the train itself," he said.

"We believe it is only isolated incidents, we think we have a solution for it but we need to tick all those boxes - a 100 per cent guarantee on safety at all times."

OK, So it wasn't the train drivers, sick passengers, trains, the government, too many passengers, vandalism, dodgy brakes, or trains. This time it was slippery tracks.

Note to Connex - Accept some blame once in a while.

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